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Gavin DeGraw

Years before "I Don't Want to Be" propelled him to pop/rock success, songwriter Gavin DeGraw began honing his piano skills at the age of eight, followed by his participation in several cover bands with his older brother in upstate New York. After a brief stint at the prestigious Berklee School of Music -- where he rubbed shoulders with future singer/songwriter contemporary John Mayer -- DeGraw decided to take his original songs to New York City. He arrived during the late '90s and steadily expanded his audience with a series of buzzworthy shows, one of which was captured on the concert recording Gavin Live. The steady buzz led to offers from major labels, and DeGraw eventually signed a record deal with Clive Davis and his J Records imprint (home of Santana, as well as R&B mainstays Alicia Keys and Angie Stone). DeGraw's debut album, Chariot, arrived during the summer of 2003. Like the singer's early days in New York City, Chariot slowly built momentum and earned the young DeGraw a small but fervent following. By 2004, the leadoff single "I Don't Want to Be" had become a Top Ten hit, and the album itself was soon re-released in expanded form under the title Chariot + Chariot Stripped. DeGraw's next single, the titular "Chariot," was also met with positive response and climbed the charts in 2005, pushing the album to double platinum sales. DeGraw took five years to release a self-titled sophomore album, which appeared in 2008, initially charting higher than Chariot but failing to spawn any comparable singles (although "In Love with a Girl" did peak at number 24). DeGraw shifted gears for his next release, the looser and seemingly less labored Free, which appeared only a few months later in early 2009. DeGraw took more time to release his fourth album. Co-writing with other artists for the first time, he spent two years workshopping the songs eventually featured on Sweeter. The album was released in fall 2011, several months after "Not Over You" -- a song co-written with Ryan Tedder -- returned DeGraw to the charts. "Not Over You" was DeGraw's biggest hit since "I Don't Want to Be," and it helped send Sweeter into the Billboard Top Ten upon its release. Over the next year, DeGraw supported the album with promotional appearances and a tour, the latter of which was documented on the live album Sweeter: Live, released in December of 2012. DeGraw returned in October of 2013 with Make a Move, and in 2016 he issued Something Worth Saving, his sixth studio long-player. ~ Wade Kergan & Steve Leggett
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Stations Featuring
Gavin DeGraw

    New Pop First

    New Pop First
    1 song

    Lite Hits

    Lite Hits
    3 songs

    Shuffle Hits

    Shuffle Hits
    2 songs

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    1 song

    Adult Rock

    1 song

Albums by
Gavin DeGraw

Top Songs by
Gavin DeGraw

  1.   Song
  2.   Not Over You
  3.   I Don't Want to Be
  4.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  5.   In Love with a Girl
  6.   Chariot
  7.   She Sets the City on Fire
  8.   The Christmas Song
  9.   Kite Like Girl
  10.   Best I Ever Had
  11.   Belief
  12.   Fire
  13.   Sweeter
  14.   Finest Hour
  15.   (Nice to Meet You) Anyway
  16.   We Are the Champions
  17.   Just Friends
  18.   Crush
  19.   Soldier
  20.   Making Love With the Radio On
  21.   Make a Move
  22.   You Got Me
  23.   More Than Anyone
  24.   Free
  25.   Radiation
  26.   Everything Will Change
  27.   Candy
  28.   Harder to Believe
  29.   Stay
  30.   Heartbreak
  31.   Follow Through
  32.   Say I Am
  33.   You Make My Heart Sing Louder
  34.   Who's Gonna Save Us
  35.   She Holds a Key
  36.   Something Worth Saving
  37.   Annalee
  38.   New Love
  39.   I'm Gonna Try
  40.   Where You Are
  41.   Let It Go
  42.   Every Little Bit
  43.   I Need a Dollar/Chemical Party
  44.   You Know Where I'm At
  45.   Run Every Time
  46.   Waterfall
  47.   Glass
  48.   Dancing Shoes
  49.   We Belong Together
  50.   Chemical Party
  51.   How Lucky Can a Man Get
  52.   Need
  53.   Why Do the Men Stray
  54.   Untamed
  55.   Young Love
  56.   Cop Stop
  57.   I Have You to Thank
  58.   Cheated On Me
  59.   Silver Bells
  60.   Meaning
  61.   Over-Rated
  62.   Indian Summer
  63.   Stealing
  64.   Spell It Out
  65.   Relative
  66.   Mountains to Move
  67.   Leading Man
  68.   Next to Me (Wait a Minute Sister)
  69.   Different for Girls
  70.   Lover Be Strong
  71.   Jealous Guy
  72.   Medicate the Kids
  73.   Get Lost
  74.   I Don't Wanna Be
  75.   Album Version
  76.   Stripped Version
  77.   W.B.T
  78.   And I Love Her
  79.   Interview

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